“Where the Wild Things Are” at Princeton Garden Theatre
Princeton Garden Theatre will present a screening of Spike Jonze’s creative film, Where the Wild Things Are, based on the beloved book by Maurice Sendak. The in-person showing will take place on Sunday, January 14 at 10 a.m. The film is approximately 1 hour and 41 minutes and is suited to children and adults of all ages.
Where the Wild Things Are is a heartfelt story about childhood, the places we go, and trying to figure out the complicated world we live in. When a rambunctious and sensitive young boy feels misunderstood at home, he escapes to an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures. The “Wild Things,” as they are known, have unruly and monstrous manners. Just before they consider eating their visitor, they decide that the young boy is a king and should be treated as such.
The film is visually noteworthy for the use of live-action, performers in costumes, animatronics, and computer-generated imagery (CGI). A dream-like atmosphere pervades, and the actors include Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara, and Forest Whitaker.
To purchase tickets, visit www.princetongardentheatre.org. Princeton Garden Theatre is located at 160 Nassau Street.